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MIDDLEBORO LODGE OFFICERS
On April 7th the Lodge installed the Officers for 2020-2019. Due to the COVD-19 restrictions regarding meetings, the ceremony was held outdoors at the Lodge front entrance.
Congratulation to our new Exalted Ruler Flo Caddilic and all the officers of Middleboro Lodge #1274. Best wishes for a great year ahead. You are all facing a lot of obstacles right off the gate. Stay strong.
Also, congratulations to PER Paul Grenier and his officers of 2019-20. They accomplished a lot and made it through a tough Elk year.
In accord with Federal and State guidelines and requirements we regret that the Lodge remains CLOSED
Until Further Notice
Our monthly bulletin needs to be available to our Members. The only way to do that is to mail it to those who don't have or want email copies. So please...if you have email, let us email it to you instead of mailing. It's tough to pay for postage and printing when the club is closed. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org include your Member # to be added to the email list. Thank you....stay safe !
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The U.S Army Birthday is a day for the Army, soldiers, veterans and their families to celebrate the day on which the first United States Army was formed – the Continental Army. This day falls on June 14th and is celebrated on an annual basis. It’s a celebration that’s been observed since the 1970s to acknowledge the vital contributions of its members and to develop enhance the esprit de corps.
The United States Army can trace its roots back to 1775. This is when the Congress of the United States established the First Continental Army on June 14, 1775. This army was created because there was a severe need for professionally trained soldiers to combat the British. Before its creation, most of the fighting was done by colonial militias – which were made up of mostly farmers who soldiered on a part-time basis. The original order from Congress allowed for 10 companies of riflemen to be created. Two days later, an Adjutant General’s Corps; Corps of Engineers; Finance Corps and Quartermaster Corps were created.
However, a first full regiment of Regular Army Infantry wouldn’t be formed until June of 1784. This initial Regular Army Infantry was called the 3rd Infantry Regiment.